In November last year Microsoft released its much awaited next generation gaming console. Even though it has faced tough competition from Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the market, the Xbox One continues to fight and expand its footprint across the world. The company confirmed today that Xbox One is going to be launched in 26 new markets come September 2014. These include countries such as Japan, Korea, Russia, South Africa, several countries in South America as well as a swath of countries in Europe.

Yusuf Mehdi, Xbox’s Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business writes in an official blog post that Xbox One owners have been spending over five hours per day on average on the console. The company actually noticed a bump in numbers following the launch of Titanfall, believed to have boosted Xbox One sales in the UK, as well as the launch of Twitch broadcasting. Last week Microsoft saw the highest number of hours logged on Xbox Live ever since the Xbox One was launched.

At this point, Microsoft has only confirmed the additional markets, it hasn’t given out any specific details with regards to each market. The company says that it is going to have more to share at a local level by the end of next month.

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